Peter Kennedy Collection

Stanley Slade, Bristol (Kennedy 1950 and BBC 1943)

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Andrew PaceFirst on the tape are the 1950 recordings featuring Slade singing solo. These were recorded shortly before Slade's death in the same year.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 14/02/2013

Andrew PaceThis very last song, not listed in the documentation, is "Shenandoah".
Posted by Andrew Pace on 14/02/2013

Andrew PaceThe BBC recordings follow, with Slade leading and a male chorus led by Tom Purvis and Phil Green (who we believe played the accordion). The chorus is probably the "West of England Male Voice Choir".
Posted by Andrew Pace on 14/02/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/1

  • Recording date

    1950-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Bristol, England

  • Performers

    Slade, Stanley (singer, male / accordion), Green, Phil (accordion)

  • Recordist

    BBC

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Blackball line [1'47"].- Mobil Bay (IV) [25"].- Can't you dance the polka (IV) [26"].- Sally Brown (IV) [17"].- Round the corner [1'17"].- Haul away Joe (2V) [0'22"].- Storm along (IV) [0'19"].- Johnny Bowker (2V) [0'24"].- We're all bound to go [2'30"].- A girl's asleep (IV) [0'16"].- Tom's gone to Hilo (IV) [0'20"].- Johnny's gone to Hilo (IV) [0'30"].- A hundred years [1'53"].- Roll the cotton down (IV) [0'16"].-The dead horse (IV) [ 0'13"].- Won't you go my way (2V) [ 0'28"].- Goodbye fare you well (IV) [0'40"].- Leave her Johnny [1'58"].- Sally Brown (with accordion, male chorus).- Can't you dance the polka? (accordion, male chorus).- Rio Grande (accordion, male chorus).- Blow the man down (with chorus only).- A roving ( with accordion and chorus).- Shenandoah. Recorded in Bristol in 1950. Versions with accordion at end of tape dubbed from BBC disc recorded in 1943.

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[0:03]

First on the tape are the 1950 recordings featuring Slade singing solo. These were recorded shortly before Slade's death in the same year.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 14:26:00

[25:59]

This very last song, not listed in the documentation, is "Shenandoah".

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 13:18:00

[15:40]

The BBC recordings follow, with Slade leading and a male chorus led by Tom Purvis and Phil Green (who we believe played the accordion). The chorus is probably the "West of England Male Voice Choir".

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 13:17:00

Stanley Slade was the first performer Peter Kennedy recorded, initially for the BBC in 1942 and 1943, and then independently in 1950.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 13:14:00